Cornerstone Research Announces New Vice Presidents, Senior Advisor and Principals

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Consulting firm promotes eight in Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco and Washington

Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, announced today that the firm is promoting four staff members to Vice President: Eric Bickford, Kivanç Kirgiz, Jennifer McCabe, and Dina Older Aguilar. The firm is also promoting three staff to Principal: Vivek Mani, Pierrick Morel, and Eric Tam; and one to Senior Advisor: Carlyn Irwin.

“The group of leaders we are advancing this week have many decades of combined experience in economic and financial consulting with our firm,” said Cornerstone Research President and CEO Michael E. Burton. “These individuals are terrific mentors to their colleagues and exemplify our dedication to delivering outstanding value to our clients and experts.”

Promotions to Vice President

Eric Bickford consults on matters involving securities and investment activity, financial institutions, and labor and compensation issues. He addresses institutional practices and factors related to trading data in equity and debt markets. Mr. Bickford analyzes large datasets on compensation, mutual fund accounting records, client fixed-income trading records, intraday equities trading, and brokerage account information. He is based in the New York office.

Kivanç Kirgiz specializes in large-scale antitrust and competition matters. He consults on collusion, price-fixing, monopolization, exclusionary conduct, and merger matters. Dr. Kirgiz also has extensive experience in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, especially in company stock drop and excessive fees litigation, and in actuarial malpractice cases. He is located in the Washington office.

Jennifer McCabe consults on a variety of financial institution matters, including regulatory and civil investigations related to manipulation of financial markets, as well as matters involving consumer finance products. Many of these involve analyzing large, complex transactional datasets. Ms. McCabe is based in the Washington office.

Dina Older Aguilar is one of the leaders of Cornerstone Research’s healthcare practice. She specializes in complex business litigation matters that involve issues related to antitrust, intellectual property, consumer fraud and product liability, and labor. Ms. Older Aguilar works on cases involving healthcare, agriculture and biotechnology, petroleum, automotive, computer hardware and software, financial services, and consumer products. She is also a testifying expert and is based in the San Francisco office.

Promotion to Senior Advisor

Carlyn Irwin is a testifying expert and litigation consultant with more than twenty years of experience and a particular focus on accounting matters. Ms. Irwin analyzes financial and economic issues, prepares damages claims, and conducts financial forensic analysis. She is a CPA, certified in financial forensics, accredited in business valuation, and a certified fraud examiner. She is based in the Los Angeles office.

Promotions to Principal

Vivek Mani’s work spans antitrust and competition, financial institutions, intellectual property, and securities. Mr. Mani is experienced in all phases of the litigation process, working with experts to prepare reports and testimony. Based in New York, he has extensive experience leading case teams on high-stakes matters involving complex statistical analysis of large proprietary datasets.

Pierrick Morel focuses on matters relating to securities, finance, and financial institutions. He has experience with cases involving intellectual property, general damages, bankruptcy, and forensic accounting. Mr. Morel performs complex quantitative analyses that draw on his expertise in research engineering, mathematical modeling, economics, and finance. He is based in the Los Angeles office.

Eric Tam has more than a decade of experience working on cases involving financial institutions and securities. He has particular expertise at the intersection of finance and data analytics, with extensive experience in matters requiring sophisticated analyses of large volumes of information. Mr. Tam works in the Menlo Park office.

About Cornerstone Research

Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent faculty and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness by delivering rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis for over 25 years. The firm has 600 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.

Please visit Cornerstone Research’s website for more information about the firm’s capabilities in economic and financial consulting and expert testimony.

Twitter: @Cornerstone_Res

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